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with that part of the story. >> thanks. >> reporter: the obama administration still considering what to do. not actioning. even though critics complain that president obama needs to do more to stop the crisis in a nation that produces as much oil as we do in the entire gulf of mexico. so far he's waiting. president obama again issued a warning. >> we strongly condemn the use of violence in libya. >> reporter: backers of libyan strong man moammar gadhafi are defiant. the day after the dictator vowed to crush the rebellion, h power is slipping. and his nation is split. rebels now control eastern libya. some libyan soldiers have defected. >> we are behind the people. >> reporter: gadhafi backers blame the west. and many americans are leaving, a dozen or two getting out on a dutch plane, many more tonight on a ferry. amid the chaos, u.s. and european diplomats and their families worried about being hurt or held hostage. the crisis is driving up gasoline prices. $3.69 in chicago. crude oil as $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008. libya is a big producer. but big oil's deals with gadhafi
on the street could avoid a government shutdown. we'll tell you all about that and coach obama. today, the leader of the free world led a bunch of 9-year-old girls. we'd love to see your windy weather pictures as well. send those pictures of what's happening in your neighborhood to >>> tonight the violence continues in libya. this morning police attacked a protest encampbellment in the city of ben gaghazi. 84 killed in three days of protests. moammar gadhafi, calling for him to step down. >>> the house worked late into the night to pass a sweeping new spending bill that cuts more than $60 billion from federal programs. the $1.2 trillion spending measure includes cuts to schools, nutrition -- housing spub subsidies for the poor and plans to chine up the chesapeake bay. the big passed. it will now go to the senate where it's less likely to pass. many expect a temporary budget to pass, though, to avoid a government shutdown march 4th. >>> still to come tonight, continuing coverage of the dangerous winds battering the metro area. and tom sherwood is going to join us to talk about his very
, news 4, back to you. >> thank you, darcy. >>> president barack obama is facing some difficult budget decisions that could affect medicare, medicaid and social security benefits for millions of americans. the president says he's willing to work with republicans on entitlement programs. but his newly released budget does not include several major recommendations from a special budget commission. one of the big omissions involves the call for massive reform of social security. including gradual retirement age increase to the age of 69, in the year 2075. that's up from the current range of 65 to 67 years. steve handelsman joins us now with more on the budget battle. he's on capitol hill. steve? >> thanks, good evening. in the big news conference, president obama complained that too many people want too much too fast on this. he said before we can take a big bite out of our big budget problem, our big deficit problem, our big problem with debt, we've got to take small steps that he said will teach democrats and republicans here on capitol hill to work better together. buffetted by a storm
couple and their daughter. >>> tomorrow president obama will roll out his 2012 budget but the political fighting is already under way. republicans say the president is not cutting enough, but the gop is not fighting the president. they are fighting each other over the bottom line. brian mohr. >> reporter: president obama is about to unveil his 2012 budget, it would slash $1 trillion in spending over a decade. >> this budget asks washington to live within its means while at the same time investing in our future. >> republicans say investing is code for spending. >> this isn't winning the future. this is spending the future. >> reporter: the president is calling for cuts in the forestry service to low-income heating service and community organizers like he used to be. >> the notion we can do this painlessly is not possible. we are going to make tough choices. >> reporter: the $1 trillion in spending cuts is far short of the $4 trillion his bipartisan deficit commission suggested. >> presidents are elected to lead not punt. this president has been punting. >> reporter: the republicans figh
president omar suleiman. but by the morning, mubarak had left cairo. >>> today president obama said we are all watching history take place. he praised the people of egypt for changing their country by nonviolent means. behind the scenes, officials are hoping the government that emerging in egypt will be one with which we can work. kristen dahlgren reports. >> reporter: it was another stunning announcement. hosni mubarak has decided to step down from presidency. egypt's power passed to the military. as crowds in cairo erupted in euphoria, president obama praised the start of transition and promised support for the egyptian people. >> this is not the end of egypt's transition. it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers. >> reporter: those answers could have wide-ranging impact. >> there's no doubt that the united states is going to be as keenly interested as the people of egypt as to who their next prime minister and who their next president is going to be. >> reporte
. >>> president obama has given up one of his bad habits. >>> eggs, good old eggs are changing, and they may be better for your diet. >>> what you got, lindsey? >> maybe the cleveland cavaliers should have some. the terps glad to have a game tomorrow night. prepare for a shark invasion at >>> an explosion at a petroleum plant near houston sent flames shooting 100 feet into the air this afternoon. it happened just after 2:00 p.m. heavy fire continues there at this hour. so far, no reports of any injuries, but one person may be missing. company officials say it is natural gas that's burning and it is not an environmental hazard. no word right now on what may have started this fire. >>> now, some jarring surveillance video out of turkey. we warn you, it shows the moment that a truck slams into the side of a bus full of passengers. first passengers were just sitting and talking onboard the bus and then looked out the window and saw a huge truck headed toward them. it was too late for anybody to get out of the way. it happened last friday. the stunned bus driver picked himself up and staggered ou
their frustrations out on the police. >>> obama and house republican leaders do lunch. >>> wizards welcoming the buck here at verizon center. john daley is in the news once again. and the capitals ripped off at home. hear what head coach bruce boudreau has to say. >>> a group was marching in greece to impose tougher rule on spending. earlier in the day, the workers had walk out of their jobs and marched to parliament. the greek government is cutting costs to deal with that country's debt. >>> the dow did finish up. the nasdaq lost eight points. the s&p closed down four. >>> president obama unvied john boehner and other republican leaders to the white house for a working lunch. the topic was the economy. there are likely to be some major disagreements ahead about how much to cut and where to cut it. >> reporter: the three top republican leaders in the house after breaking bread with the president, trying to find common ground on fixing the economy. >> we talked with the need to cut spending. we did talk to the president about the fact that we are moving forward tomorrow. >> reporter: the gop spending
on the crisis in egypt. president obama is expected to speak this evening about developments in that country. late this afternoon president hosni mubarak addressed his nation. he made it clear he plans to stay in office until his term ends in september. but he said he wants to ensure a peaceful transition of power. however, thousands of protesters are demanding he leave now. and today the state department ordered most embassy workers and their families to leave egypt. jennifer johnson reports. >> reporter: after days of protests involving millions across egypt, president hosni mubarak responded to his opponent. he intends to stay in office, but will not seek re-election in september. >> i did not intend to run for another term. >> reporter: after 30 years in power, and support reportedly weakening from the u.s., mubarak made the announcement in an address to the nation late tuesday night. >> i will work on the remaining months in my term. so we'll take the measures to guarantee the peaceful transition for power. >> reporter: as sympathetic americans held their own protests outside the egypti
. >>> as libya descends, president obama reaches out to decide what to do. he does not want america to act alone. i'm steve handelsman in washington. details coming up next. >>> lindsay, what you got? >> coming up in sports, you'll meet the nationals' prospect that could shock them this year at spring training. also, wizards' coach flip saunders nose a lot more about trade acquisitions than you think. and a break at the worst >>> and the final liftoff of "discovery." >> the space shuttle "discovery" is on its way now. today's launch is the 39th and the last for "discovery." it's an 11-day trip that will take supplies and a robot to the international space station. "discovery" has flown 143 million miles in about 26 years. that includes the first missions after both the "challenger" and the "columbia" disasters. there are only two more shuttle launches before the fleet is put in moth balls. >>> there are accusations that mind games are being played on u.s. senators to get them to support -- or get more support for the war in afghanistan. "rolling stone" magazine reports the staff of lieutenant ge
has appeared in more than 50 films and won two oscars in her career. >>> president barack obama is expected to face a really tough battle in congress over his budget proposal for the upcoming year. the 2012 budget was unveiled today. trillion spending plan that proposes trimming the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next ten years. the budget features billions of dollars in cuts for some programs. but an increase for some education, energy and infrastructure projects. republicans say it's not enough. brian mooar reports. >> reporter: 200-some pages, $3.7 trillion. this is president obama's 2012 spending plan. >> you guys are doing great work. keep it up. proud of you. >> reporter: and at a middle school in baltimore, he fired the first shot in the battle over budget cuts. >> we can't sacrifice our future in the process. even as we cut out things that we can afford to do without, we have a responsibility to invest in those areas that will have the biggest impact in our future. >> reporter: he wants to invest in education and other areas, like reserve, building nuclear power plant
he will not seek a second term in the senate. >>> president obama was in oregon this afternoon as part of his west coast tour to draw attention to the need for high-tech jobs. the president visited the intel corporation and praised the company for its programs that encourage studies in science, math and technology. >> companies like intel struggle to hire american workers who have the skills that fit their needs. so we can't win the future if we lose the race to educate our children. can't do it. >> mr. obama picked intel's chief executive, paul odalini to serve on the economic advisory council. it was created last month. it's supposed to find new ways to promote economic growth and to make the u.s. more competitive worldwide. >>> what a day we have had today. just absolutely wonderful out there. temperatures up in the 60s. doug kammerer has been enjoying it in old town alexandria. doug, still nice out there, isn't it? >> jim, 60s? >> 70s, i said. >> 70s, my friend, yes. and some areas even near 80 today. we hit a high of 77 degrees. just amazing how warm it is out here. and i'
-term spending bill. president obama is agreeing to $4 billion in spending cuts in that stopgap bill. but compromise with republicans. >> everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges. >> reporter: he was speaking to state governors drowning in red ink. a budget crisis symbolized by the showdown in wisconsin. protesters still at the state capitol. wisconsin public employees unions now say they're willing to negotiate pay cuts. wisconsin's republican governor is refusing, saying he wants to force unions to take cuts, and to give up their bargaining rights to cut costs and, scott walker says, to make history. >> i know that collective bargaining has a cost. and when i'm cutting more than $1 billion from aid to local governments in this next two-year budget, i need to do what no other governor is doing across the country. >> reporter: the president opposes walker's move. >> i don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated. orville mied. or their rights are infringed upon. >> reporter: but mr. obama is offering a comp
hope president obama will hear this message. >> reporter: derrick ward, news4. >>> let's turn to the weather now. it was a sloppy, soggy saturday out there. chuck bell, what's the word? what about sunday? how are we looking? >> looking better tomorrow. our saturday evening will be a little on the gloomy side. there's a live picture of the u.s. capitol dome. yep, that's the capitol all right. all can you see are the blight floodlights at the base of the dome. the top of the dome obscured by fog at this point in time. temperatures struggled today. we've been above freezing, the most important number to stay above in this situation. hovered in the upper 30s, near 40. a weather front, rumbles of thunder out in the shenandoah valley. that band of rain showers rushing across interstate 81. don't stray too far from your umbrellas on your way out for saturday evening plans. might even have snow in the mountains. we'll talk about the midweek aware coming up. >> thanks. >>> unpaid leave for d.c. employees including the mayor. still ahead what it means for the tens ever thousands working
carefully here in washington, of course. president barack obama mentioned the situation there this morning at the national prayer breakfast. >> we're also mindful of the violence that we're now seeing in the middle east. and we pray that the violence in egypt will end. and hthat the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt. and throughout the world. >> president obama has called on president mubarak to ensure a peaceful transition of power. >> it was a frightening day for many in egypt, including for dozens of journalists, who were arrested there. this comes just one day after several were attacked by pro government supporters in cairo. melissa malay joins us with more on that, and on the local impact of what's happening overseas. melissa? >> reporter: during this morning, two "washington boapos staffers, a bureau chief and photographer were taken into custody. sources at this point this evening telling "time" magazine that cbs correspondent lara logan has been detained. >> reporter: the "washington post" journalists arreste
. >> thank you, doug. >>> president barack obama is reaching out to the nation's business leaders. he visited the u.s. chamber of commerce today, where he made a push for better relations between the white house and corporate america. it's all part of an effort to create more jobs. kristen dahlgren has our report. >> reporter: for president obama, the short walk from the white house to the chamber of commerce may have felt more like a trip behind enemy lines. >> maybe if we -- if we had brought over a fruit cake when i first moved in, we would have gotten off to a better start. >> reporter: so today, he offered an olive branch, reaching out to improve relations with the corporate world. seeking common ground. >> as a government, we will help lay the foundation for you to grow and innovate. >> reporter: but to a mostly silent crowd of business leaders, he also defended government regulation, and its controversial health care law. while asking companies what they can do for their country, a push to hire more american workers. >> today american companies have $2 trillion sitting on their balance
arriving tonight in the nation of malta. freeing president obama to put more pressure on gadhafi. he called u.s. allies, french president sarkozy, who said the dictator has to leave. >> mr. gadhafi. >> reporter: u.k. prime minister cameron sent gadhafi what he called a warning about war crimes. >> the world is watching you. and the world will hold you to account. >> reporter: gadhafi's assets could be frozen, he could be banned from travel, and put on trial for killing peaceful protesters. those are some of the options under discussion now at the u.n., and being weighed by president obama. as an arab dictator tries to hang on. there will be american sanctions, multinationed sanctions joined by the u.s. and the possibility of u.n. action. a three-way push against gadhafi, and still a possibility of military action like setting up a no-fly zone. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> and on wall street, stocks made some gains as the price of gas stabilized from the earlier price spike, given all the turmoil in the middle east. the dow jones picked up about 62 points, closing the week. the nasdaq up
-- what the obamas are chowing down on. chuck bell, what are you going to chow down on, buddy? >> whatever you're buying for dinner. outside we've had wonderful day today. will tomorrow be a super monday? i'll give you a complete check of the forecast in a few more minutes. >>> i'm eating pizza, that's going to be sponsored by the station, thank you very much. coming up in sports, the maryland women's basketball squad rallies on super bowl sunday. and the caps, they're super against the penguins. news4 at 6:00 continues. ring ring. progresso. oh yes hi. can you put my grandma on the phone please? thanks. excuse me a sec. another person calling for her grandmother. she thinks it's her soup huh? i'm told she's in the garden picking herbs. she is so cute. okay i'll hold. she's holding. wha? (announcer) progresso. you gotta taste this soup. can you enjoy vegetables with sauce and still reach your weight loss goals? you can with green giant frozen vegetables. over twenty delicious varieties have sixty calories or less per serving and are now weight watchers-endorsed. try green gian
problems and other health risks. >>> senate republicans were busy trying to repeal president obama's health care reform law. last month they pass ad repeal bill but senate democrats refused to send it to the flr for a vote. today republicans succeed in the bringing the repeal up for a vote. brian moore has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: groundhog day in the senate. republicans and democrats are fighting. >> it is not every day you get a second chance on a big decision after you know all the facts. >> reporter: democrats block the health care repeal bill so republicans added a repeal amendment to an aviation bill. >> democrats want to get past this with the rights they deserve. >> reporter: republicans stay public is on their side. >> the american people have made their opinion on this bill known loud and clear. they spoke at the ballot box. >> reporter: in fact, the latest polls show americans evenly exploit a repeal. a federal judge has ruled the law unconstitutional. >> the 28 tenth amendment was written -- >> reporter: it is rather unremarkable. notices more intrusive than social s
and kennedy have taken the top spot in eight of the last twelve polls. by the way, president barack obama came out in seventh place, behind president franklin roosevelt.
. former president george w. bush, for example, in a new 9/11 remembrance gallery. president barack obama in a replica of the oval office. >>> coming up on news4 -- a star high school wrestler defaulted a state tournament match, because he didn't want to fight a girl. >>> also tonight, we're aging, but we all want to stay active, which seems like a good idea. but doctors say it's causing more wear and tear on our aging joints. many younger people now needing hip replacements. but there's a question about whether a new joint when you're young might mean a second surgery later in life. you can find out more on younger people getting hip replacements. that will be tonight on news4 at 11:00. >>> hello, everybody, and welcome back. i took a little drive on the virginia parts of the beltway today. by the way, not a single portion of that beltway not under construction right now. i've got to tell you that. but it was a good trip only to see these kids right here, about 800 of the 1,200 kids at the elementary school welcomed me today. i had a great time talking to all 800 of them, second, fourth,
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